from a fan after Gary's instore signing and performance at Bookbook in the West Village on 11/4/13:
I ran into you a few years ago at a book signing for a book on Shel Silverstein. And you remembered that about 30 years previous, I had contacted you to try to publish a few of Don's poems in Appearances Magazine.
I was in a cab on Bleecker St last night and saw you playing in the front of Book Book. I pulled the cab over, went in, saw that it was a book launch, bought the book and listened. I wanted to say hello, but you never stopped playing and with a hyperglycemic wife, supper can't wait.
Funny how lives can cross. My ex-girlfriend back in the '60s, Anne Marie Micklo, knew Tim Buckley quite well. she had been a writer for Rock Magazine and later managed Little Feat, The Doobie Brothers and one or two more before the life almost killed her. She had interviewed Tim for an article and they stayed in touch. I remember when Jeff was born. Anne Marie attended Tim's funeral. She said that she never saw anyone who could consume so much drugs.
I look forward to reading your book. What occurred to me as I was listening to you play, was how grateful that beaten up old guitar must be to have you to help it sing it's heart out.